The Year 2012 – Review

At the beginning of 2012, I gave myself nine goals, nine things to achieve before the year was up. I know it’s a little early, but I thought I’d review them and see what I accomplished, or didn’t. 1. Finish another full-length work. A definite failure, but the funny thing is, I probably wrote enough […]

The Hobbit [Mini Film Review]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you’ll have heard about Peter Jackson’s new Hobbit film. As the first part of a new trilogy set in Middle Earth, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s (single) novel, the film has come under a weight of criticism, people complaining that the film is too long, too […]

Blog Hop!

It would appear that the wonderful Maggie Smith has tagged me in the Blog Hop, where you answer questions on your current work-in-progress as if it’s the ‘The Next Big Thing!’ Here goes… What is the working title of your book? Dramduzt. Where did the idea come from for this book? Months and months of accumulated […]

From Bone To Body – Part I

Ideas are like bones. On their own, they’re a little useless. One thing I always struggled with was taking each of those bones and fitting them together to form a skeleton of sorts, a bare outline of a story. Taking those ideas and turning them from a simple sentence into an essential part of a […]

Considering NaNoWriMo

In light of my previous posts about working towards finishing a novel and productiveness, I’m considering NaNoWriMo for the first time. For those that don’t know anything about the challenge, it’s basically 30 days in which you are supposed to write a manuscript of 50,000 words despite their quality. I’ve heard only good things about […]

The Results Are In

Today was the results day for A-Level students across the country. I earned myself a handy A in English Language, a B in English Literature and a C in Classics. I’m really happy with the A, really surprised with the B, and unsurprised about the C. I could have done a lot better in Classics […]

The Hardest Road

Today I began my newest WIP, one of the stories set within the Sulrun world that I introduced in my last post. I think it’s my sixth or seventh ‘Chapter One’ of 2012, so the sixth or seventh time this year that I’ve started writing a story. You could say that I’ve begun a very […]